Blanton's Original (tan parchment label) Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Closure: Natural cork stopper

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Produced by: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Owned by: Sazerac Company Inc.
UK distribution by: Top Selection
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alc./vol: 46.5%

Proof: 93°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

Blanton’s, the first “single barrel bourbon” was introduced in 1984 by Elmer T. Lee, the legendary Master Distiller of the George T. Stagg Distillery. Elmer was honoring his former boss, Col. Albert B. Blanton, who joined the distillery in 1897 and steered it for the next 55 year
Blanton’s is made from carefully selected ingredients and matured in a warehouse with its own heating system to control ageing even in winter. Each barrel is selected at its peak maturity by the master distiller and is hand bottled, one barrel at a time.

The bottle is a decanter style with a racing horse and rider on the stopper. Letters on each of the set of eight stoppers spell out the name 'BLANTONS'. The first stopper in the set, the letter 'B', depicts the horse standing still. The subsequent letters depict the horse entering a trot, canter and gallop.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 01/04/2012


(barrel No.27 emptied 12.12.2011 stored in warehouse 11 on rick No.6) Clear, golden amber.


Chargrilled corn-on-the-cob nose with butterscotch, nubuck leather and vanilla. Faint creamy strawberry mouse, marzipan and cacao.


Rolling tobacco-influenced, tightly integrated palate with butterscotch, chocolate and faint marzipan.


Window putty notes emerge on the very faintly spiced finish.

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